Winter weather in Louisville can be fickle! You just never know what you might get. One day it might be up to 20C in mid December, the next day it drop to -2C and the streets will be icy and it starts to snow – you just never know! It also seams like people in Kentucky are not very equipped for winter, or maybe they just try to ignore it every year in hope it will never return! (Understandable!) No one has winter tires, most houses are not insulated for winter and people are scared of driving in an inch of snow – let alone icy road conditions. Some days it has taken us up to over an hour to get to and from work, we have seen a lot of accidents on the road, and have scraped ice off from the INSIDE of our kitchen door. Winter in Kentucky is an adventure! But ever so beautiful! (more…)
After receiving a couple of requests from you guys, I have decided to share my apple butter recipe. Some of you might know that we have had apples galore and were making everything under the sun to process as many as possible. Apple juice, apple jelly, apple sauce, apple compot, and…(drum roll) apple butter!
Hello there everyone! I know it has been long since my last post…waaaay too long and I am sorry about that! I was very bussy and have done a lot of things and I will try to update you on everything as soon as possible. But I want to be honest with you, I have been in a bit of a rut and have been having a rough time. (more…)
Life has had me. The garden has had me. The peaches and the apples still have me. I have been working on all the lovely fruit our garden has given us the past days, canning away like crazy… (more…)
Our peaches have ripened and all of a sudden we had heaps and heaps of peaches to use. So this Sunday I though the best would be to make jam…we love peach jam in our house!
I made three kinds of jams: an old school traditional type of jam with brown sugar, a bourbon vanilla peach jam and a rosemary spiced peach jam. They all turned out a.m.a.z.i.n.g. and I am kind of sad peach season is over because I bet we will go through the gasses I made in the blink of an eye!
I wanted to share the recepies with you! (more…)
This week we visited family in Arlington and Alexandria Virginia. We explored the country’s capital,
loved the National Museum of the America Indian, went for delicious croissants and had fun times with the kids! (more…)
This past week has been busy busy busy. Of course we have been out and about to show Mike some of Louisville finest spots, but mostly we have been hermits and have been hanging out around our house in an effort of getting installed. I had already started painting the house before Mike arrived, as well as buying furniture at yard sales. But the room I had painted with Erin and Tylor still needed another coat; the lawn needed mowing (again!); the fruit trees and hedges needed trimming and our back yard needed weeding. We didn’t have a table nor chairs, so I had improvised with shipping pallets. Not all is done, but it is work in progress! I am putting a post together about all we have been doing. So make sure to come back and check it out! (more…)
As some of you might have read in this post, Mike has arrived!!!!! I picked him up from the bus that came from Chicago, where he had stayed with a dear friend of ours after going through immigration on Thursday evening. I cannot express how excited I was! I had been nervous all day, tidying the house, cleaning, hanging up decoration – all in anticipation of Mikes arrival. I prepared dinner and headed out an hour early to pick him up, just to make sure I got there on time. (more…)
With all the changes lately – me moving into the house, getting used to driving a car on a daily basis, meeting new friends and cultivating a new social life – I have been reluctant of this little space here on the internet. I will try to be more active again and keep you up to date!
I have moved in to the house and have started cleaning it and getting it ready for Mikes arrival. I can’t believe it is D-5!!! It seamed soo far away and now it has come so fast I can hardly believe it! Can’t wait to hold my beloved husband in my arms again! (more…)
This week has been busy busy busy. Since I came back from Washington, I hardly even had time to sort all my pictures and write about my trip. Since I have been back, every day has had a new challenge and surprise in store for me. But more about that next week! 🙂
I am also writing up a Washington travel post, which I hope to be able to put up by Monday. So make sure to come back to read about my travel adventures soon!
After such a crazy eventful week, I felt like getting some down time and decided – after a nice long nap – to make cheesecake! I have been asked in the past to put up such a recipe and today just seamed to be the best day for baking!
Base and crust:
Grind the graham crackers or substitute to fine crumbs. Melt the butter and mix with the crumbs as to moisten evenly.
Butter your cake pan and press the crumb mixture into the pan using a flat backed glas to even it out. Set in the refrigerator to cool.
Preheat the oven to 325 F (160 C).
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and has no more lumps. Add the sour cream and sugar and beat again until smooth. Add 3 eggs, one by one. Beat again. Rasp the zest of the lime and add a dash of vanilla bourbon extract. Stir it into the blend.
Take your cake pan from the refrigerator and pour in the mixture. Place it in the middle grid of the oven. Place a small bowl or baking pan of water at the bottom of the oven and bake for 45 minutes. If you are using a spring-form pan make sure to wrap the bottom of it in tin foil, as not to dampen the cake with the water steam.
When you remove it from the oven it will still be jiggly. Set aside to cool for 30 min before taking it out of the form. Refrigerate for 4 hours and decorate with fruit. I sugared my fruit before decorating!
Have a great sunday and happy baking!